dextrorotatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with an optically energetic substance that rotates the jet of polarized light to the right, or clockwise: a dextrorotatory answer.
    • That rotates the jet of polarized light off to the right, or clockwise.
    • Turning, or causing to make, toward suitable hand; esp., turning the plane of polarization of luminous rays toward the best hand; Cf. levorotatory.
    • rotating off to the right
    • Of or concerning an optically energetic chemical that rotates the plane of polarized light off to the right, or clockwise: a dextrorotatory answer.
    • That rotates the plane of polarized light to the right, or clockwise.
    • Turning, or causing to make, toward the right hand; esp., turning the jet of polarization of luminous rays toward the best hand; Cf. levorotatory.
    • turning to the right
  • others:
    • Same as dextrogyrate.
    • In botany, switching or twining to the right. See right-handed, 3.
    • just like dextrogyrate.
    • In botany, switching or twining to the right. See right-handed, 3.

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